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McDonald’s Japan brings back its duo of Samurai Mac burgers as regular menu items

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One year ago, McDonald's Japan released two Samurai Mac burgers, "samurai-themed" burgers, each representing a feuding samurai faction. On one hand, the Wild Faction's roasted soy sauce double-thick beef burger, and the other, a roasted soy sauce bacon tomato thick beef burger from the Selfish Faction. In case it wasn't… Read

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Mos Burger releases new teriyaki burger-flavored snack fries with a slight identity crisis

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Mos Burger has been known to play around with people’s perceptions of what constitutes a burger on occasion. However, this time they’ve taken things a step further by releasing what essentially boils down to be the taste of a burger in potato form. The new Mos Burger Potatoes–Teriyaki Burger-Flavored snack fries are the first collaborative venture between… Read

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Seibu Ikebukuro sells spring-inspired bento box lunches for flower-viewing picnics

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Around this time of the year, people gather in open spaces, prepare lunch boxes and eat while enjoying the charming pink tones of the sakura (cherry) trees. However, because of the restrictions this year, lots of new hanami 花見 (the Japanese word for flower-viewing) alternatives and innovative home-picnic ideas have been buzzing… Read

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Saitama Prefecture battles food and sake loss with relaxing traditional sake hot spring baths

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Much like the rest of the world, safety measures and stay-at-home protocol enacted due to the spread of the the novel coronavirus has put many in Japan up against economic hardship. Particularly struggling are farmers, food producers, and restaurant owners that have had to adjust to a sharp decrease in… Read

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Avocado tiramisu cake: Japan’s newest must-try dessert

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We know how great avocado is in salads, sandwiches and especially on toast, but have you ever thought to have it as a dessert? We certainly hadn’t, so when we heard that local sweets chain Café comme ça was selling an avocado tiramisu cake, we immediately knew we had to pay them a visit.… Read

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Tokyo pizzeria distributes free DIY pizza kits to families with kids to help them avoid crowds

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Earlier this year, PST Roppongi (PST stands for Pizza Studio Tamaki, after its chef, Tsubasa Tamaki) distributed free pizza making kits called お家de pizza ouchi de piza ("Pizza at home") to families with children junior high school age and under, allowing them to make their own pizza at home! Kids could experience… Read

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Shared kitchen space project in Japan gives restaurant entrepreneurs relief during pandemic

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The ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic has had a heavy impact on many businesses. The food and beverage industry in particular that has had to deal with many adjustments. In order to a provide safety and follow countermeasure protocol, restaurants are taking many measures, such as adjusting the number of seats… Read

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The importance of food presentation in Japan

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When it comes to food presentation, the Japanese are experts. From super kawaii (cute) character bento boxes to luxurious ¥30,000 sushi courses, it’s safe to say people place great importance on looks. However, I don’t know about you but the word isogashi (busy) fittingly describes my life in Japan. So when it… Read

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RUBIA, fine dining and mixology/barista lounge, opens in Tokyo's Shibuya district

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Located conveniently on Spain-zaka in Tokyo's Shibuya district, RUBIA is a new and exciting dining and mixology venue that opened this month. The spacious, modern décor, two floor establishment operates as a fine dining restaurant on the first floor and as a mixology/barista lounge on the second floor. The daily… Read

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Osamu Tezuka fans can now perk up with easy-to-make Black Jack coffee

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Ahhh, coffee! Where would I be without you? I certainly wouldn't be able to maintain this job—or any job for that matter—without a cup of pick-me-up periodically throughout the day. It wakes you up and calms you down. What could be better? Clearly, I'm not the only one that feels… Read

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